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Dr. Jane Greer, Director
106 Cockefair Hall

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Undergraduate Research Advisory Board

Important Dates and Deadlines:

September 2, 2021, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
SUROP Poster Symposium in Miller Nichols Learning Center


September 17, 2021 at 5:00 pm
Deadline for SEARCH Grant Applications


October 1, 2021 at 5:00 pm
Deadline for Undergraduate Research Fellow Transcript Designation


November 1, 2021 at 5:00 pm
Deadline for Nominations for Undergraduate Research Day @ the Capitol


December 7, 2021 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
EUReka Poster Symposium in Pierson Auditorium


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Current Programs

  • SUROP—Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity
    • Provides students with tuition grants ($2,000) and project expenses (up to $1250) to undertake projects during the summer under the supervision of a faculty mentor, who receives a $1,000 stipend. All SUROP students present their work at the SUROP poster symposium in late August.
  • SEARCH—Students Engaged in the Arts and Research
    • Provides students with project expenses (up to $1250) to undertake projects during the academic year under the supervision of a faculty mentor.
  • EUReka Course Development Initiative--(Experiences in Undergraduate Research)
    • Provides faculty with a $2500 stipend for developing 100- and 200-level courses that embody key characteristics of undergraduate research & creative scholarship (mentoring; the use of widely accepted research/artistic methodologies; a contribution, however modest, to existing knowledge; and dissemination.)
  • URD@C--Undergraduate Research Day@ the Capitol
    • Provides undergraduate researchers and artists with the opportunity to share their work with state legislators and other stakeholders in Jefferson City, MO. In partnership with other UM-system campuses.
  • Annual Symposium of Undergraduate Research & Creative Scholarship
    • Provides students from across the university with opportunity to present posters, read papers, make oral presentations; undertake performances. Presentations of Distinction made in 6 divisions: Arts & Humanities; Biological & Life Sciences; Computing & Engineering; Physical and Natural Sciences; Social & Behavioral Sciences; and KC Works, an interdisciplinary division that focuses on research and artistic work embedded in the local community. Faculty mentors (up to 3) are also recognized with awards for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers, Scholars, and Artists.